18th June 2017
The Race Starts in:-
Penshaw was the first race in the Urban Trails series of races. The Pieces of 8 Half Marathon is set on the fantastic trails surrounding Penshaw Monument and covers trails on the North and South side of the River Wear. This race has everything you would want in a Trail Race. Great views set on lovely trails. The half marathon route differs from the 10K in that also covers some lovely trails that are not as well known on the North side of the river. This race is part of the Urban Trail Series. A set of 4 challenging races, set in locations that might surprise you.
This race also has great facilities for the whole family. Herrington park has a children's play area, woodland walks and fun trail walks. There is also a great cafe and an ice cream van on the park as well.
We are also delighted that we are working with a locally based international trail running company. Scott Running. Who are providing swag for all our races winners and marshals.
List of people in the race
Information about Race Day
What you can and can't do in a race.
Information on payments, refunds and waivers.
Free race photographs and results.
Trails, Paths & Roads
Penshaw Monument, Pensaw, North East England
The race opens for entries on 30th Setepmber 2016. There will be 300 places available for the race. The entry fee is £26.50.
The race must be completed within 3.5 hours.
Race registration and parking will be at Herrington Country Park.
Herrington Country Park,
Tyne and Wear,
DH4 7NJMap for Herrington Country Park
Route & Course Markings
The course will be marked and taped and marshals will be on hand at key points in the race. Please remember that navigating the course is your responsibility.
A full course route and supporting gpx files can be found below. The course description can be viewed here.
All entrants get their race t-shirt, if they enter at least two weeks before the race. All finishers get a race medal.
The are also prizes for the categories shown below.
|Top 3 Males and Females||Top Male and Female||Top Male and Female||Top Male and Female|
Aid stations/Check points
There will be check points with sweets and water at the 2,5.5,8 and 11 mile points.
The race checkpoint has first aid equipment for minor injuries. The start/finish area will also have first aid provision available.
Nearest local hospital
Washington Primary Care Centre, Princess Anne Park, Washington NE38 7QZ. 0344 811 8111
- Shoes suitable for the ground conditions